Ned Hayes is the General Manager for SureID, and a Vice President at Sterling. He was educated at Stanford University Graduate School of Business and the Rainier Writing Workshop. He has also studied cyborg identity and robotic ethics at the Graduate Theological Union at UC Berkeley. Ned is a technologist, identity researcher and author. His most recent novel was the national bestseller The Eagle Tree, which was nominated for the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award, the PEN/Faulkner, the Washington State Book Award and was named one of the top 5 books about the autistic experience. He co-founded the technology company TeleTrust and was the founding product lead for Paul Allen’s ARO team at Vulcan. He has also provided product direction for new technology innovation at Xerox PARC, Intel, Microsoft and Adobe and has contributed to a variety of technology patents for these companies.